butterfly milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

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Asclepias tuberosa is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America. It is a perennial plant growing to 0.3–1 metre (1 ft 0 in–3 ft 3 in) tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers from early summer to early autumn. The leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, and 2–3 cm broad.

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  1. (c) Daniel Folds, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/18855349
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepias_tuberosa

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